Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 61, Sacred Heart 45
Shawn Atupem scored 20 points to lead Mount St. Mary’s over
Sacred Heart 61-45 on Thursday night.
Atupem was 8 for 9 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free-throw
line as the Mountaineers (6-14, 4-3 Northeast Conference) beat
Sacred Heart for the sixth straight time. Mount St. Mary’s also
swept the season series with the Pioneers (7-11, 2-5) after winning
66-52 at Sacred Heart on Dec. 2.
The Mountaineers outscored Sacred Heart 34-14 in the paint
Thursday night, behind the play of forward Atupem.
Mount St. Mary’s forced the Pioneers into 18 turnovers and held
them to 29.2-percent shooting from the field (14 of 48). Sacred
Heart’s poor shooting continued to the free-throw line where they
made just 12 of 21 (57.1 percent).
Julian Norfleet scored 13 points and Lamar Trice added 11 for
Chris Evans led Sacred Heart with 15 points off the bench.